My Copperheads

My Copperheads

Postby marc bt » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:49 pm

the female southern copperhead
Image
My male broadbanded
Image
the pair
Image
a wiseman once said:"you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and feed him for the rest of his life.."
User avatar
marc bt
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 741
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:53 am
Location: durban (where else!!)

Re: My coppers

Postby Wolf777 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:14 pm

Cool pics , I love copperheads.
User avatar
Wolf777
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 2342
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:07 pm
Location: Giyani,Limpopo

Re: My coppers

Postby Quasimoto » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:24 pm

They are absolutely gorgeous!

Especially your girl, she's beautiful!

With Wolf777, LOVE copperheads!!!!!
Deon & Marelize
User avatar
Quasimoto
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:56 pm
Location: Mossel bay

Re: My Copperheads

Postby uncutdiamonds » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:34 pm

Hello Marc,

In my intro thread they said that Copperheads would be dangerous (which I believe, if one gets bitten). But are they difficult to keep?
What are your experiences?
User avatar
uncutdiamonds
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 444
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:02 pm

Re: My Copperheads

Postby marc bt » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:12 pm

Hey there,
no they are very easy to keep as adults but babies can be tricky to get them feeding consistantly. They do have a very big feeding response when the cage is opened. Heating pad,water bowl and a dark hide and they are happy.
a wiseman once said:"you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and feed him for the rest of his life.."
User avatar
marc bt
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 741
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:53 am
Location: durban (where else!!)

Re: My Copperheads

Postby Urucone » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:51 pm

I had a small problem with shedding a while back, the humidity level was on 55 - 60 %, but i started to mist them slightly every time they were in the blue, that helped, over all maintanance exept that mist is a joy to do, when it comes to accepting food,a shelter is a must have
glad to see I'm not the only one in SA that still love them.
as long as you keep quiet, no one will notice that your dumb
User avatar
Urucone
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 577
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:39 am
Location: Gauteng/Northwest province

Re: My Copperheads

Postby greggo13 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:08 pm

very nice snakes!! My wife would never let me keep venomous....
greggo13
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:53 am
Location: Roodepoort

Re: My Copperheads

Postby uncutdiamonds » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:35 pm

marc bt wrote:no they are very easy to keep as adults but babies can be tricky to get them feeding consistantly. They do have a very big feeding response when the cage is opened. Heating pad,water bowl and a dark hide and they are happy.

Thanks, some other members warned, obviously because they are venomous. But I think as long as some safety rules are applied, the risk should be low. Of course they are not actually pets as you can't take them on the hand like pythons or boas. So perhaps if we can discuss the precautions here.
User avatar
uncutdiamonds
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 444
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:02 pm

Re: My Copperheads

Postby Archie Bottoms » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:51 am

i REALLY THINK YOUR SOUTHERN IS A BROAD BAND AS WELL JUST A LIGHT PHASE AND YOUR BROAD BANDS ARE FROM AROUND DELRIO FOR SURE THEY HAVE A STRONG PICTIGASTER INFLUENCE.Or your southern is from the intergrade range in south central Texas.Or those are a fine South African types witch are mixed up a bit.
Archie Bottoms
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 178
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:08 am


Return to North American pitvipers (Agkistrodon sp.)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron